Tuesday Sep 17, 2013

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for September 17, 2013

Thought for the Day

"I'd rather be a lightning rod than a seismograph."

Ken Kesey, American author
(September 17, 1935 – November 10, 2001)

Source: brainyquote.com

Tuesday Sep 10, 2013

Video: Rittman and McGinley on Oracle BI Apps

Cookbook: Installing and Configuring Oracle BI Applications 11.1.1.7.1, a new OTN article by Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman and business intelligence specialist Kevin McGinley, is a step-by-step guide to installing, configuring, and loading an initial set of tables within Oracle BI Applications 11.1.1.7.1, using data sourced from Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3. In this short video interview I asked Mark and Kevin about their rationale for writing the article, and about upcoming speaking engagements.

Interested in additional interviews with members of the OTN architect community? You'll find them here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTwx5YGQHdjlvZrZ47I0IrfRj8V7Cdxhe

Also note the Kevin McGinley and his colleague Stewart Bryson produce their own YouTube video series, Real Time BI with Kevin and Stewart. It's well worth watching.

Friday Sep 06, 2013

New Oracle ACE Director: Dr. Frank Munz

If you work with Oracle WebLogic the chances are good that at some point you've encountered the work of Dr. Frank Munz. Based in Munich, Frank is a prolific writer and frequent speaker on WebLogic and middleware in general. In addition to his blog, Frank maintains a YouTube channel that features videos focused primarily on Oracle WebLogic and Oracle Coherence. He is the author of two books, Middleware and Cloud Computing (2012, ISBN-10: 0980798000) and Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: Distinctive Recipes (2013, ISBN-10: 0980798019), has presented at a number of DOAG, AUSOUG, SOUG events, and has contributed to a number of papers on computer science.

In 2011 Frank was named Oracle Magazine Technologist of the Year in the Cloud Architect category for his work in optimizing SOA, cloud, Java EE, and Oracle Fusion Middleware solutions.

On the basis of his considerable experience and community contributions Dr.Frank Munz was recently awarded Oracle ACE Director status. Check out his Oracle ACE Director profile here, which includes links to his blog and Twitter account.

In January 2013 I spoke with Frank about his books, his blog, and his community activities. You can watch that conversation in this video.

Thursday Sep 05, 2013

Thanks, Listeners! OTN ArchBeat Podcast is #1!

The OTN ArchBeat Podcast has been around since March of 2009, featuring conversations with members of the OTN architect community. Since that launch the podcast has produced 229 individual programs. While the podcast has generally fared well among the 25 Oracle podcasts, over the last year or so the audience has built to the point that in August 2013 the podcast hit a new and remarkable milestone. I'm very happy to announce that for the month of August the OTN ArchBeat Podcast was the most downloaded of all Oracle podcasts. Here are the top 10 Oracle podcasts for August, based on the aggregate number of downloads.

  1. OTN ArchBeat Podcast
  2. Oracle Database PodCasts
  3. Oracle's AppCasts
  4. Oracle Fusion Middleware Podcasts
  5. Oracle Magazine Podcast
  6. Oracle Technology Network TechCasts
  7. Oracle Author Podcasts
  8. Oracle Sun Servers and Storage Podcasts
  9. Meet The MySQL Experts

The OTN ArchBeat Podcast would not be possible without the cooperation, insight, and expertise of a small army of panelists who have participated in the conversations over the past four years. Panels for the various discussions almost always include members of the Oracle ACE program, along with subject matter experts from within Oracle, and the occasional outside expert. Compiling a complete list of all the panelists would take more time than I have, but their participation has driven the conversations, and those conversations have driven the success of the podcast. For that I am enormously grateful.

But of course all that effort and expertise would go to waste if no one was listening. So I am especially grateful for the people who download the programs. Thanks for listening. I hope you will continue to do so.

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